2010 Paris Auto Show: smart ebike
The front headlamp is integrated in the handlebar, with the same effect as active curve illumination on cars following every steering movement.
"The brand smart becomes even more electric with the ebike: Following the fortwo and the escooter, many old and new smart fans may choose the way they move in the city even more individually and adapt it better to their individual life, the weather and their personal mood. People of all ages, with or without a driving licence, fit or not will enjoy experiencing the world by bicycle, also over longer distances,” Annette Winkler, head of smart, said in a statement.
Other highlights include the integration of smartphones: the smart drive kit app that has been further developed also performs numerous functions for the ebike, for example those of a speedometer and a navigation system. When the rider removes the smartphone the ebike is automatically locked and protected against theft.
Weighing 22 kg, the smart ebike has a range per battery charge of 30, 50, 70 or 90 kilometres. The gear ratio is automatically adjusted in two levels depending on the speed, while the maximum speed depends on the terrain and rider energy.
“As long as power and shape suffice, the own fitness is the “engine”. But also if the electric drive is started, the ebike remains locally emission-free - except of one own´s breath. With a long range of typical attributes such as the character defining design and the safety features, also the bike shows: smart is intelligent,” added Winkler.
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